Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications
Millersville University is accepting applications for this applied, interdisciplinary degree program. The MSISA is intended as a more efficient and effective alternative to traditional master's programs in science. The program will produce intermediate-level professionals who are prepared to enter the workforce with cross-disciplinary scientific and business expertise to manage complex projects.
The MSISA will include specializations in a number of areas, including Environmental Systems Management (ESM), GeoInformatics (GI), Weather Intelligence and Risk Management (WIRM), Climate Science Applications (CSA), and others based on the evolving workforce needs. These initial specializations were chosen because they each represent areas of current or emerging workforce demand. The WIRM and CSA specializations will be offered in 2012, and the GI specialization is planned to begin in 2013. These integrative disciplines should remain relevant throughout the student's career and will build knowledge that can transfer to other practical science applications. The program will engage partners in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. for research and internship opportunities.
The development of the MSISA is a response to regional and national trends that show growth in the workforce need for highly skilled scientists and technically astute professionals with good business sense, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts 48,000 job openings between 2008 and 2018 for environmental scientists requiring a graduate degree. The Congressional Research Service Report for Congress (March 2008) is one of several national reports that expresses the growing concern that the U.S. is not preparing a sufficient number of practitioners in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas. Additionally, the market trends indicate the growing, if not urgent, need for a technical workforce prepared beyond the baccalaureate degree with a broader set of skills that will be needed to collaborate across disciplines to tackle complex problems and arrive at holistic solutions.
Deadline dates: no deadline
Required Entrance exams: GRE or MAT or GMAT, required only if cumulative GPA is lower than 3.0
Interview: not required.
Fall 2013/Spring 2014 Costs
Graduate Student Total Per Credit Cost:
Graduate PA Resident Tuition, General Fee, and Technology Fee
Graduate Non-Resident Tuition, General Fee, and Technology Fee
Graduate Non-Resident Tuition, General Fee, and Technology Fee online programs (MSEM and Gifted Certificate)
PA Resident Tuition
PA Non-Resident Tuition
Non-Resident online programs (MSEM and Gifted Certificate) Tuition
General Fee (required fee)*
$101 – per credit (up to 11 credits)
$50.50 – per credit online programs (MSEM and Gifted Certificate)
$1,213.50 maximum – (12 or more credits)
Tuition Technology Fee (required fee)*
PA Resident $21 per credit
Non-Resident $31 per credit
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Last updated January 19, 2018